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Suicidal patients are denied access to beds

Suicidal patients and patients experiencing severe psychotic episodes have been sent home and denied access to inpatient beds in north Dublin.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
6th April, 2014

Suicidal patients and patients experiencing severe psychotic episodes have been sent home and denied access to inpatient beds in north Dublin, while elderly psychiatric patients are being placed in hostels due to a bed shortage.

In a letter sent to junior minister Kathleen Lynch last year, which was seen by The Sunday Business Post, doctors described how psychiatric patients had been forced to wait on trolleys in Beaumont Hospital for up to eight days over...

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